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A Little Competition Goes a Long Way: Holding a Mathematical Modeling Contest in Your Classroom

Mika Munakata 

August 2006, Volume 100, Issue 1, Page 30

Abstract:
A project in which students work together to model real-life phenomena of school bus routes and airport design. They also think about the modeling process as they develop rubrics for evaluating their peers' work. Includes sample rubrics, and describes samples of student work.

Keywords:
Article
Algebra
Conceptual Development
Communication
Grades 9-12
Geometry & Measurement
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Representation